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Media: Print, Internet (2016-2024)

The Boston Globe, April 11, 2024. State Police left decades’ worth of confidential case files at old Fernald school in Waltham

The Boston Globe, March 27, 2024. Pursuit of the Lewiston shooter proved to be a case study in how not to prevent a mass shooting

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 2024. Tensions high as attorney shows video of Jim Rogers’ interactions with Pittsburgh police to public

The Boston Globe, November 7, 2023. More questions than answers in handling of Danilecki case

WKAX3 (Burlington, VT), October 26, 2023. BPD chief avoids sanctions over ER strongarm tactics

The Mercury News, October, 8, 2023. When San Jose police confront people in mental crisis, why—so often—do they end up hurting them? 

Diaz Ortiz v. Garland,January 10, 2022. First Circuit Court of Appeals decision citing my testimony on the Boston police "Gang Database", July 5, 2023. The wave of mass shootings over the Fourth of July highlights the challenges police face

San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2023. Banko Brown case: Experts weigh in on D.A.’s decision not to file charges in Walgreens shooting

The Boston Globe, April 7, 2023. More Boston police have been leaving the job since 2020, many joining the Fire Department


Axios Boston, March 13, 2023. Report: Troopers left day jobs for overtime pay

The Boston Globe, March 11, 2023. Boston’s police watchdog should be doing more

The Boston Globe, March 1, 2023. An alleged drug trafficker, a detective trying to take him down, and the woman caught in the middle

The Christian Science Monitor, February 21, 2023. Michael Cox was beaten by Boston police. Now he leads them.

The Sacramento Bee, February 19, 2023. A Matter of Safety: Rook would protect Sacramento cops, police say. City leaders' OK reignites 'militarization' debate

The Boston Globe, February 3, 2023. Where is Reina Carolina Morales Rojas?

San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2023. 

Paul Pelosi video: Watch dramatic police body-cam footage of attack

The Boston Globe, January 14, 2023Michelle Wu promised ‘significant reform’ to police union contracts. Now comes the hard part

The Boston Globe, September 7, 2022. The sad case of the Suffolk DA

The Boston Globe, July 16, 2022. Mayor Wu aims to strike a balance of insider experience, outsider perspective with new police and schools leaders

The Boston Globe, July 13, 2022. Boston’s new police commissioner, brutalized by colleagues three decades ago, is exactly the leader the BPD needs right now

The Boston Globe, July 13, 2022. Some Boston police officers have worked day-long shifts this summer, union says

The Boston Globe, February 5, 2022 30 minutes in Roslindale: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s block has taken center stage in one of the city’s ugliest political dramas

San Francisco Chronicle, January 21, 2022 Man killed at SFO was carrying two air-soft guns. Why wasn't hat Reported Sooner?, January 19, 2022 D.C.'s gang database highlights unconstitutional systems nationwide

The Boston Globe, January 5, 2022 Probe into off-duty Boston police presence at last year’s Jan. 6 insurrection is ongoing

The Boston Globe, December 18, 2021 ‘They were willing to let me die in there.’ The sins of Boston police past are leading to overturned convictions and prison releases

San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 2021 Experts Baffled by Video that showing S.F. police apparently watching as burglary unfolds

The Harvard Crimson, November 11, 2021 The State of Surveillance in Boston Public Schools


The Boston Globe, November 11, 2021 Recent violence involving Boston police could complicate Michelle Wu’s plans to reform the department

The Boston Globe, October 29, 2021 On policing, Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are miles apart

NBC News, July 1, 2021 Local NAACP leaders' news briefings with police prompt criticism, June 22, 2021 Police officers are trained to frame their police reports to deceive, former cop turned academic says

Cheddar News on YouTube, June 15, 2021 Why Some American Police Make Surprisingly High Salaries - None Of The Above


The Boston Globe, June 4, 2021 Another Boston police scandal is quietly unfolding

San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, 2021 Two months after police killed him, Tyrell Wilson's story is already starting to fade

The Boston Globe, May 18, 2021 Amid series of scandals, police reform moves to forefront of Boston mayoral campaign

The Boston Globe, May 14, 2021 Walsh back in the spotlight after critical report on Dennis White appointment

EdSource, May 11, 2021 Police training at California public colleges gets a shakeup following George Floyd murder 


The Boston Globe, May 2, 2021 What will Acting Mayor Kim Janey do about Boston police?

The Boston Globe, April 21, 2021 Former Boston police commissioner Paul Evans defends handling of 1995 child molestation charges against Patrick Rose

The Boston Globe, April 20, 2021 Boston police commissioner was notified of alleged molestation by officer, but patrolman was returned to duty amid union pushback, files show

Insider, April 19, 2021 The police officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo was listed as a victim on an incident report. One law-enforcement expert said it's 'an old cop trick meant to muddy the murky waters.'

The New York Times, April 17, 2021 In a Changing Boston, a New Mayor Challenges the Police

The Boston Globe, April 14, 2021 ‘Your dad was a hero’ — the clashing views about American police

The Boston Globe, April 10, 2021 For years, the Boston Police kept a secret: the union president was an alleged child molester

San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2021 Point Blank: More than two years ago, a Danville officer shot a mentally ill man who tried to drive away from police

Business Insider, February 25, 2021 The 'Thin Blue Line': How a simple phrase became a controversial symbol of the police

The Boston Globe, November 21, 2020 For Boston police officers accused of crimes, legal troubles tend to just melt away

Business Insider, July 25, 2020 Three cops watched a fellow officer slowly kill George Floyd. Here's why so many officers don't intervene

Voice of America News, June 13, 2020 Why American Police Officers Look Like Soldiers

ZEIT ONLINE (German Language), June 11, 2020. Police Unions in the Unites States

The Boston Globe, June 9, 2020. Continued military presence in Boston is troubling, activists and scholars say

The Boston Globe, June 9, 2020. Behind calls to defund police, a refrain long-held by police themselves

The Boston Globe, June 7, 2020. There was no full call-up of Boston police for last Sunday’s demonstration​

The Conversation, June 2, 2020. Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as ‘the enemy’

ABC News Australia, June 2, 2020. What is America's National Guard, and why does Donald Trump want them to break up the George Floyd protests?

The Conversation, April 15, 2020. What policing during the pandemic can tell us about crime rates and arrests

The Boston Globe, March 31, 2020. In Boston, arrests continue to dip as pandemic rages on

The Harvard Crimson, March 8, 2020. HUPD Officer Involved In February Smith Center Arrest Criticized For Use of Force In Two Prior Incidents

East Bay Times, March 1, 2020. After police chief firing, Oakland looks for yet yet another leader

San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2020. Oakland Police Commission fires Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick

The Boston Globe, February 5, 2020. In letter, Boston police union blasts Black Lives Matter, drawing sharp rebuke

San Francisco Chronicle, December 6, 2019. New questions after videos show police shoot fleeing suspects in 2 California cities 

San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 2019. Video shows Central Valley officer firing more than a dozen shots, killing fleeing 15-year-old boy

The Mercury News, November 24, 2019. How could a cop fired for dishonesty end up teaching criminal justice at a Bay Area university?


The Boston Globe, November 24, 2019. Former Medford police chief knew of major payroll scandal, but didn’t seek outside probe

The Boston Globe, October 19, 2019. ‘Ghost guns’ made from kits are untraceable — and legal


The Boston Globe, March 19, 2019. State Police had a quota system for issuing tickets, prosecutors allege

Raw Story, January 12, 2019.  The truth behind the ‘National Police Association’—and its shady ideology


KQED News, January 7, 2019. Police Records Law: Burlingame Cop Fired for Asking Woman to Trade Sex for Help With Charges

Boston Herald, December 27, 2018. Analysts weigh in on officer death report

The Guardian, November 21, 2018. Boston police face lawsuit over listing hats and selfies as gang symbols

The Boston Globe, November 15, 2018. BPD gives gang intel to ICE. A lawsuit wants to know how much

The Boston Globe, October 17, 2018. Environmental Police higher-ups helped scuttle tickets for colonel’s friend, record shows​, October 4, 2018. Philly DA Larry Krasner is going after police officers for illegal stop-and-frisks

The Boston Globe, August 27, 2018. Another state agency battling payroll inconsistencies

The Boston Globe, July 2, 2018. State Police Deserve a Clean Break from the Past

East Bay Times, May 17, 2018. UC Berkeley cops face possible firing for hanging out in math library

Boston Herald, May 3, 2018. State police critics: ‘Change agent’ needed

The Boston Globe, April 30, 2018.  DA, police at odds over Somerville detective’s fate

The Harvard Crimson, April 24, 2018.   Officers Who Arrested Black Student Had Not Taken Extra Training on Engaging Mentally Ill Individuals


The Boston Globe, April 18, 2018.  Experts say use of force in Harvard student’s arrest followed protocol

Boston Herald, April 9, 2018.  Boston cops plug safety after German race knife plot

The Boston Globe, April 3, 2018.  Baker’s State Police overhaul already is contending with hurdles

Arizona Republic, March 27, 2018.  Some Tempe motorcycle officers now carry AR-15 rifles

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2018.  Concealment of State Police pay records was ‘clearly deliberate,’ Baker says

The Washington Post, March 25, 2018.  More armed police or fewer guns? How to fix our nation’s gun violence issues

The Boston Globe, March 21, 2018.  After scandals, State Police need to restore accountability, legal specialists say, November 6, 2017.  Paramilitary policing infiltrates western Massachusetts

The Atlantic "City Lab," August 31, 2017: The local fight to demilitarize the police (Russia), August 30, 2017: Trump's lifting ban on military gear: "People are going to get killed"

Slate, August 15, 2017, "The Gist" podcast: Why Are Police Unions So Aggressive?

The New York Times, March 18, 2017.  Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

Boston Herald, February 15, 2017.  Devil in details for Boston cops with OT

East Bay Times, December 26, 2016.  2016 in review: With police shootings, wheels of justice turned slowly

Palm Beach Post, December 18, 2016.  Dalia Dippolito: 'Cops' show might have doomed the case

The Atlantic "City Lab," December 16, 2016. Boston police want to track your emotions on social media

The Tab, December 7, 2016.  Why are the police so rarely convicted in shooting deaths?

Vox, November 29, 2016.  American Policing Is Broken: Here's How to Fix it

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), November 25, 2016.  Fate of Police Reserves Program Remains Unclear

The Atlantic, "City Lab," October 18, 2016.  Racial Disparities in Police 'Stingray' Surveillance, Mapped

The Boston Globe, October 3, 2016.  "Yes on 4" to launch first TV ad on marijuana legalization

The Christian Science Monitor, September 20, 2016.  Tulsa's police chief vows to "do the right thing"—what does that look like?

The Christian Science Monitor, August 11, 2016.  Could Boston Offer a Model for Police-Minority Relations? 

East Bay Times (California), July 30, 2016.  Interview with reporter David DeBolt regarding Oakland's proposed civilian police oversight board

The Atlantic “City Lab,” July 22, 2016.  Interview with reporter George Joseph regarding the police demanding access to military-grade equipment after shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge

East Bay Times (California), May 16, 2016.  Interview with reporter Dan Lawton regarding in-custody death of James Greer while being detained by Hayward, CA and BART police officers

Oakland Tribune, March 10, 2016.  Interview with reporter David DeBolt regarding gang-related freeway shootings in Richmond, California


Oakland Tribune, February 12, 2016.  Interview with reporter David DeBolt regarding video recording of beating of man by Alameda County deputy sheriffs


The Christian Science Monitor, February 12, 2016.  Interview with reporter Henry Gass regarding lawsuit filed by Chicago police officer against the estate of teenager he killed

The Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2016.  Interview with reporter Henry Gass on the firings of six Cleveland police officers in the deaths of two unarmed civilians following a high-speed chase

The Washington Post, November 26, 2015.  Interview with videographer Alice Li regarding use of force issues and Taser weapons (watch video)

The Christian Science Monitor, November 17, 2015.  Interview with reporter Henry Gass regarding police training for large scale critical incidents

The Christian Science Monitor, September 16, 2015.  Interview with reporter Henry Gass regarding former North Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager being denied release on bail in murder trial


Vice, September 8, 2015.  Interview with reporter Susan Zalkind regarding arrest of Boston police detective on open and gross lewdness charge


The Trace, August 17, 2015.  Interview with reporter Michael Spies on the subculture of policing and fatal police shootings


The Christian Science Monitor, July 7, 2015.  Interview with reporter Henry Gass on the implications in the vast majority of prosecutors in the U.S. being white men


The Intercept, July 7, 2015.  Interview with reporter George Joseph regarding police militarization

The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2015.  Interview with reporter Scott Calvert regarding training issues involving police reserve officers

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